Mangaluru: Bakrid in District on September 24, Says Official Announcement

Mangaluru: Based on the lunar calendar, with the night between Monday and Tuesday marking the first day of Dul-Haj month, the feast of Eid-al-Adha or Eidul-Azza, which is more commonly referred to as Bakrid, will be observed in the district on Thursday, Sep 24.

Treasurer of Zeenat Baksh and Idgah mosque Haji S M Rasheed has informed of the announcement by Dakshina Kannada qazi Al Haj Twaka Ahmed Musliyar to this effect.

Inputs from Wiki: The occasion is in honour of the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his promised son, Ishmael (Ismail), as an act of submission to God’s command. God intervenes through his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

In the lunar-based Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.

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